60. Restriction on Disclosure of information

(1) No information relating to any undertaking, being an information which has been obatined by or on behalf of the commission for the purposes of this act, shall without the previous permission in writing of the owner for the time being of the undertaking, be disclosed otherwise than in compliance with or for the purposes of this act.

(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply to a disclosure of an information made for the purpose of any legal proceeding pursuant to this act or of any criminal proceeding which may by taken, whether pursuant to this act or otherwise, or for the purposes of any report relating to any such proceeding.

1[(3) The provisions of sub-section (2) relating to the disclosure of information shall not extend to the disclosure of the source of such information, except where the disclosure of such source is required by any court, tribunal or other authority.]


1. Inserted by Act No. 30 of 1984, w.e.f. 1st. August, 1984.